John  Murphey

John Murphey

John served more than 40 years at Bell Helicopter-Textron including the following positions (among others): • Chairman and CEO of Bell Helicopter a $2.5 billion division of Textron, Inc. • President and COO responsible for all engineering, manufacturing and procurement operations of Bell Helicopter. • Executive Vice President of the Military Business for Bell. • Executive Vice President of Operations at Textron Aerostructures a company that designs and builds wings and aircraft structure for military and commercial airplanes and the NASA space shuttle. • Manager of Bell’s operations in Iran, living and working in Isfahan, Iran. After retirement from Bell in 2004, John became CEO of AgustaWestland’s US operations with responsibility for the US101 Presidential Helicopter Program. After winning this program, John retired from AgustaWestland in July of 2005. He currently serves as a Trustee of Texas Wesleyan University and as Business-Executive-in-Residence for the TWU School of Business. In addition, John teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in International Business and Organizational Behavior.